Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

It’s a Bug’s Life


Yes, I fell off the face of the earth again. We visited The Genius.  I spent two whole days planning our bus trip.  (You’ll hear a lot more about that in July.)  I’ve tried to keep this house and back yard under control.  I may finally be winning. And life is calming down for a little while.

This morning was the first time it was warm enough, not raining, and I had time to sit in the back yard.  It’s glorious out there at 8 AM.  (Yes, I’m finally an adult and get up in the morning, even when it’s summer.)  I haven’t done much knitting in the last week because I’ve had a big knot in my neck.  I did a little bit this morning, and it was so relaxing.  My little white sidekick loves it when I sit and knit.  She just hangs out with me.

So…this week is all about the Kids World quilt.  This morning I made bugs.


And a caterpillar…

I did some funky leaves!  The fabric was custom dyed by the famous Mickey Depre and her hubby Paul!  The dark green on the caterpillar is the same fabric.  It much more vibrant in real life.

I traced this leaf from the wallpaper in my sewing room.  I didn’t realize until after I cut out the centers, that I could use those too!

And then there are a few more funky flowers and leaves.

I’m going to have to start laying all this stuff out on the quilt soon.  I have a feeling I’m going to panic because I feel like I’ve made lots of stuff for the quilt, and it’s not going to be nearly enough!

And now it’s time for another hour in the sewing room and then it’s off to Frankie’s baseball game.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

2 thoughts on “It’s a Bug’s Life

  1. Hahaha….not sure about famous….Paul may be infamous!

  2. Maria- The quilt is going to be just gorgeous. Won’t you be happy when it’s done?

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